Lin upsets Vinci in first round of Guangzhou Open

by: AP | September 15, 2014

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Roberta Vinci lost in the first round of the Guangzhou Open. (AP Photo)

GUANGZHOU, China (AP)—Lin Zhu of China advanced to the second round of the Guangzhou Open by beating sixth-seeded Roberta Vinci of Italy 6-3, 7-6 (7) Monday.

Shahar Peer of Israel, the 2009 champion, also advanced. She defeated Pauline Parmentier of France 7-6 (8), 6-3 and will meet second-seeded Alize Cornet of France. Cornet defeated Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan 6-1, 6-1.

Also, Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor of Spain beat eighth-seeded Annika Beck of Germany 6-4, 7-6 (5), while Alison Riske of the United States, Misaki Doi of Japan and Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland also advanced.

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